by Heather Stoddard, Portraits Of The Masters Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Portraits Of The Masters book, A catalogue of 108 portrait bronzes of great masters of the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. It presents a history of these teaching lineages. The sculptures span the most productive period in the history of Tibetan Buddhist art, illustrating Tibetan portraiture's long and varied history. This is a catalogue of 108 portrait bronzes of great masters of the Tibetan Buddhist traditions, it presents a history of these teaching lineages based on and illustrated by the collection. Ranging in date from the 12th to 18th century, the sculptures span the most productive period in the
by Don Farber, Portraits Of Tibetan Buddhist Masters Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Portraits Of Tibetan Buddhist Masters book, Renowned photographer Don Farber, one of the most important chroniclers of Buddhism today, brings the face and the spirit of contemporary Tibetan Buddhism alive with this remarkable book. Portraits of Tibetan Buddhist Masters―a collection of superb color photographs presented with brief biographies and teachings from each master―is a vibrant work, a testament to the compassion and wisdom that lies at the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Farber felt compelled to record the last of the living Buddhist masters who received their training in Tibet and then fled the country following the invasion by China, as well as other masters who survived many years of imprisonment during the Cultural Revolution. He has worked with a sense of urgency to photograph and interview these extraordinary beings who have been the custodians of this endangered Buddhist tradition. His collection of portraits also includes some of the bright lights of Tibetan Buddhism, the younger masters who will carry the tradition into the future. As a photographic archive of Tibetan Buddhist masters, this book plays an important role in preserving Tibetan culture, in all its richness and complexity, through the words and faces of its esteemed masters.
by Mark L. Prophet, The Masters And Their Retreats Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Masters And Their Retreats book, The great lights from all the world's spiritual traditions have become widely known as Masters. These great Masters have retreats where we can go in spiritual meditation and while our bodies sleep at night. Mark and Elizabeth Prophet talk about these great Masters, their lives and their incredible spiritual retreats.
by David Patterson, Portraits Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Portraits book, Explores Elie Wiesel’s portraits of the sages of Judaism and elaborates on the Hasidic legacy from his life and his teaching. Elie Wiesel identified himself as a Vizhnitzer Hasid, who was above all things a witness to the testimony and teaching of the Jewish tradition at the core of the Hasidic tradition. While he is well known for his testimony on the Holocaust and as a messenger to humanity, he is less well known for his engagement with the teachings of Jewish tradition and the Hasidic heritage that informs that engagement. Portraits illuminates Wiesel’s Jewish teachings and the Hasidic legacy that he embraced by examining how he brought to life the sages of the Jewish tradition. David Patterson reveals that Wiesel’s Hasidic engagement with the holy texts of the Jewish tradition does not fall into the usual categories of exegesis or hermeneutics and of commentary or textual analysis. Rather, he engages not the text but the person, the teacher, and the soul. This book is a summons to remember the testimony reduced to ashes and the voices that cry out from those ashes. Just as the teaching is embodied in the teachers, so is the tradition embodied in their portraits. David Patterson is Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Chair in Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. His many books include The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable: Literary and Photographic Transcendence, also published by SUNY Press.
by Edward Abdill, Masters Of Wisdom Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Masters Of Wisdom book, A rigorous historical and philosophical examination of the controversial spiritual Masters who guided Madame H.P. Blavatsky in opening the world to Eastern and esoteric spirituality in the late nineteenth century. In the late nineteenth century, Russian noblewoman and occult philosopher Madame H.P. Blavatsky enthralled the world with revelations of an ancient “secret doctrine” behind the major faiths and a cosmic theology that united the insights of religion and science. Blavatsky said she was operating under the guidance of hidden Masters of wisdom, or mahatmas, who led her to reveal forgotten wisdom to modern people. The mythos of Blavatsky’s Masters left a deep mark on Western culture and spawned more than a century of debate: Were the Masters real? What did they teach? Are they reachable today? Now, independent scholar of religion Edward Abdill provides an authoritative, historically reliable, and delightfully readable study of the background and ideas of the Masters – in particular highlighting their message and its enduring relevance.
by Audrey Yoshiko Seo, Ens Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ens book, The enso, or Zen circle,o is one of the most prevalent images of Zen art, and it has become a symbol of the clean and strong Zen aesthetic - to the point where one sees ensos on everything from screensavers to restaurant menus. Regardless of how it is interpreted, the enso is an expression of the mind of the artist. It is said that the state of the practitioner can be particularly clearly read in the manner of execution of an enso. Here Zen art expert Audrey Yoshiko Seo brings together a collection of the best examples of traditional enso art to show the wonderful variety of the form and its interpretations, from the seventeenth century to the present. Each piece occupies an entire page, with commentary on the facing page. Seo's commentary focuses on the meaning of the art and the historical context in which it was brushed, as well as providing analysis of each artist's technique. Also included are biographies of the artists - many of whom are important Japanese Zen teachers.
by Professor Peter W Edbury, The Military Orders Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Military Orders book, Scholarly interest and popular interest in the military orders show no sign of abating. Their history stretches from the early twelfth century to the present. They were among the richest and most powerful religious corporations in pre-Reformation Europe, and they founded their own states on Rhodes and Malta and also on the Baltic coast. Historians of the Church, of art and architecture, of agriculture and banking, of medicine and warfare and of European expansion can all benefit from investigating the orders and their archives. The conferences on their history that have been organized in London every four years have attracted scholars from all over the world. The present volume records the proceedings of the Fifth Conference in 2009 (held in Cardiff as the London venue was in the process of refurbishment), and, like the earlier volumes in the series, will prove essential for anyone interested in the current state of research into these powerful institutions. The thirty-eight papers published here represent a selection of those delivered at the conference. Three papers deal with the recent archaeological investigations at the Hospitaller castle at al-Marqab (Syria); others examine aspects of the history of the military orders in the Latin East and the Mediterranean lands, in Spain and Portugal, in the British Isles and in northern and eastern Europe. The final two papers address the question of present-day perceptions of the Templars as moulded by the sort of popular literature that most of the other contributors would normally keep at arm's length.
by Fernando Montesinos, Portrait Of A Young Nobleman A Knight Of The Order Of Calatrava Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Portrait Of A Young Nobleman A Knight Of The Order Of Calatrava book,
by Allan Cunningham, The Cabinet Gallery Of Pictures By The First Masters Of The English And Foreign Schools Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Cabinet Gallery Of Pictures By The First Masters Of The English And Foreign Schools book,
by Cyrus Stearns, Taking The Result As The Path Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Taking The Result As The Path book, Taking The Path with the Result, or Lamdre, is the most important tantric system of theory and meditation practice in the Sakya school. Yet its writings have never been published in any European language until now. This book contains 11 vital works from the tradition including the basic text by the great Indian adept Virupa. Here too are sacred writings from Jamyang Khyentse Wangchuk and an instruction manual by the Fifth Dalai Lama. This collection was personally approved by His Holiness Sakya Trizin, head of the Sakya tradition.
by Steven A. Nash, Masterworks Of European Painting In The California Palace Of The Legion Of Honor Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Masterworks Of European Painting In The California Palace Of The Legion Of Honor book, This beautiful volume presents colorplates and essays covering 100 masterpieces of European art from one of America's finest collections, housed in the California Palace of the Legion of Honor.
by Joy Thomas, The Art Of Portrait Drawing Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Art Of Portrait Drawing book, Learn how to turn what you see into masterful, expressive art. With the practical instruction and advice in these pages, you can develop the skills necessary to draw fine portraits in the realist tradition. In The Art of Portrait Drawing, skilled artist Joy Thomas passes on to you the lessons she has gathered from generations of the world's greatest artists. Learn about the golden mean, the traditional three-color portrait, the secrets of proportion and more methods used by the Old Masters and today's best artists alike! Inside you'll find: An introduction to every commonly used drawing medium, including charcoal, Conté and graphite. An illustrated overview of the history of portrait drawing. Time-honored methods for drawing accurately. Insights on how to capture not only the likeness, but also the mood and essence of your subject. Advice on posing a subject, setting up lighting, choosing the right tools and composing effectively. 9 in-depth, step-by-step drawing demonstrations to develop your skills and your confidence. Portraying the human face is the ultimate expression of art. Use The Art of Portrait Drawing as the road map for your artistic quest.
by James Joyce, A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man book, Aonia edizioni. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a semi-autobiographical novel by James Joyce, first serialised in the magazine The Egoist from 1914 to 1915, and published first in book format in 1916 by B. W. Huebsch, New York. The first British edition was published by the Egoist Press in February 1917. The story describes the formative years of the life of Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology, Daedalus. A novel written in Joyce's characteristic free indirect speech style, A Portrait is a major example of the Kunstlerroman (an artist's Bildungsroman) in English literature. Joyce's novel traces the intellectual and religio-philosophical awakening of young Stephen Dedalus as he begins to question and rebel against the Catholic and Irish conventions with which he has been raised...(Wikipedia)